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Community Health Workers

HOPE Cape Town recruits community members from areas where resources and services are scarce. HOPE Cape Town recruited and employed its first Community Health Worker in September 2002, and we now employ 22 Community Health Workers based at 17 community sites. They are based at their local municipal and provincial clinic, and are able to provide a wide variety of services, including HIV testing and counselling, Tuberculosis testing, family planning, sexually transmitted infections, and cervical screening. They are also involved with prevention (in the form of educational talks), as well as HIV treatment and management (including adherence support). The Community Health Workers each complete a tertiary-level distance learning course on HIV care and counselling, and they are provided with ongoing training to keep them up to date with the latest developments in their field. The work the Community Health Workers do increases the treatment capacity at their local clinic, and they become an integral part of the daily functioning of their respective clinic.

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Health Care Facilities

belhar bellville south symphony way bloekombos
delft south delft durbanville elsiesriver
fisantekraal goodwood manenberg mfuleni
paarl scottsdene valhalla park wallacedene
ravensmead

 

Sites / Projects

blikkiesdorp tygerberg school manenberg aftercare centre
hope for babies hope to home